About Us

Learn about our founding story, our mission and the people driving the growth and development of young women leaders around the world. We are a 501c3 non-profit.

Our Story

In January 2014, our Founder, Jane Finette, launched a personal blog post offering three pro-bono coaching places to young women leaders in the impact space. Passionate about women living their full potential, Jane’s idea was to give back some of her time to help a number of young women on their journey. She received more than 40 applications in the first 5 days.

The overwhelming response demonstrated the strong desire for young women globally to excel in all areas of their lives. They knew about the great benefits of coaching, and yet at this early stage in their career, coaching wasn’t a luxury most could afford.

That’s how The Coaching Fellowship was founded — because at the same time Jane had an overwhelming response for applications; there was also a groundswell of coaches who stepped forward to help. During those first weeks we were able to find coaches for all 41 fellowship applicants.

Today, The Coaching Fellowship provides 200+ pro-bono executive coaching places per year for young high potential female leaders who are positively impacting the world of tomorrow.

We are proud to have already served more than 600 women. Thousands of women of impact apply for The Coaching Fellowship every year representing exactly 80+ countries. Our fellowship community is made up of nonprofit leaders, impact entrepreneurs, activists, rocket scientists, artists and more — all young women leaders of high potential impact dedicating their lives to building the world of tomorrow today.

The Coaching Fellowship would be not possible without the love and support of scores of internationally based coaches, giving back their time to bring forward a trailblazing new generation of global women leaders of impact.


Our Mission

The Coaching Fellowship nurtures and brings together the world’s high potential young women leaders of impact.

We believe that through the combination of coaching and fellowship at a crucial point in their career, young women leaders will manifest the change they want to be and see in the world faster and at an exponentially greater scale.

Together, we are bringing forward a new generation of women leaders building the world of tomorrow today.


Diversity

TCFS is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its staff, volunteers and the community we serve. We are a proud social-profit driven by openness, collaboration and fellowship. We are creating an open and inclusive Fellowship welcoming of all people who are mission-aligned who can thrive and grow to their full potential.

We have begun our diversity, equity and inclusion journey. We do not have all the pieces yet, nor know all the pieces, and we are committed to learning and evolving every day. Our current focus is to:

An invitation

As we begin this journey at The Coaching Fellowship we are excited for others to help us build and grow this community.